UK time is: 07:35:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

What the bosses said Latics Arsenal

The game between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at the JJB Stadium has got a lot of people talking, the state of the pitch, the referee, the result, but the two opinions that cut the most are the managers, Steve Bruce and Arsene Wenger, lets see what they have to say:

Latics boss Steve Bruce

'You need your keeper to play well against Arsenal and he made two great saves. He was drafted into the England squad and you can see why.

"We all know a bad pitch is a leveller,"

"But I`ve got some good players here, too, like Valencia, who wants to run with the ball but finds it impossible. It`s awful. We know it`s awful. The groundsman is doing everything he can. He`s here 15 hours a day, but when we`ve got the rugby league team playing on it as well, there`s nothing much we can do."

'It is going to be tight at the bottom of the Premier League. There are nine teams in it, so let's hope this point is the one that take us clear.'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

'We are in a patch where we are not taking enough points, but I believe in these players.

'The focus is good, we will stay calm and we have a very good chance of winning this championship.

'We've dropped two points here, but we gave everything, fought very hard and the poor pitch did the rest.'

I don`t want to take anything away from Wigan`s performance, but, frankly, the pitch is a disaster,"

"It is disrespectful to the fans who come and pay money for that. We have to prepare mentally and physically for the pitch. We did what we could and we gave absolutely everything, but we`re going through a patch at the moment where I feel we are a bit unlucky.'

Hmmm who'd have thought, Arsenal dont win and Wenger blames the pitch, the ref and any thing else that comes to mind

Nice one Arsene

Join Vital Wigan and be apart of the fastest growing Latics fans web site on the net.

News, views and debates its all here.

We are a Latics fans site run by the fans for the fans, what are you waiting for sign up and join in

It`s free, quick and carries no obligation whatsoever.

Have your say on the Latics Speyk forum

Participate in the polls and the Vital Fantasy League

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

Click here for the Latics Speyk forum




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 9 2008

Time: 10:28PM

Your Comments

Thought we were going to snatch it at the death
worbo
wigan lucky but happy so there the arse
ozanne park rangers
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

PWU Latics Podcast - Stairway To Heaven (Thursday October 2 2014)

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 Forest 0 (Wednesday October 1 2014)

An Unusual Bond - Uwe Rösler (Wednesday October 1 2014)

More Like It - Latics 0 Forest 0 (Wednesday October 1 2014)

FSF Awards - Vote For Your Latics Favs (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Big Game Preview - Latics v Forest (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Any Previous? - Latics v Forest (Monday September 29 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 0 Forest
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Huddersfield 10 3 2 5 -8 11
19. Brighton 10 2 4 4 -2 10
20. Birmingham 10 2 4 4 -6 10
21. Wigan 10 2 3 5 -2 9
22. Fulham 10 2 1 7 -8 7
23. Bolton 10 1 2 7 -12 5
24. Blackpool 10 0 3 7 -9 3

Breaking League News

» Fulham : 02/10/2014 07:28:00
LUFC On This Day - October 2nd
» Leeds Utd : 02/10/2014 07:27:00
PWU Latics Podcast - Stairway To Heaven
» Wigan : 02/10/2014 06:00:00
Meet The Ref - Wolves v Latics - Andy Davies
» Wigan : 02/10/2014 06:00:00
Match Report From Kid's Corner: Wigan v Forest
» Forest : 02/10/2014 00:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Forest
Suggested By:  Colin Crompton
Scott Carson 8%
James Perch 2%
Emmerson Boyce 2%
Ivan Ramis 21%
Andrew Taylor 2%
William Kvist 7%
Emyr Huws 7%
Don Cowie 4%
James McClean 39%
Callum McManaman 2%
Andy Delort 2%
Leon Barnett 4%